A Quality Wood Panel Designed to Perform
and Made to Last
Are you frustrated with the quality of many wood panels? Compared with other raw surfaces on the market, Ampersand's Unprimed Basswood painting panel is free of plywood seams, knots or troublesome raised fibers providing the cleaner, more professional look that artists want.
The Unprimed Basswood panel is handcrafted using a sturdy, non-flexible 4mm basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Basswood is a premium, select wood that outperforms the typically used birch plywood in many ways. It is inherently smoother with a tight wood grain and no raised fibers, making it easier to gesso and paint on. Basswood is ultra-stable and will not give, bend or flex.
Available in three cradled profiles, 7/8", 1-1/2", and 2-1/2", which are simple to hang or frame. The support frames are made with quality solid wood strips that can be finished with paint or stain. The cradled back allows you to attach hanging hardware and display your artwork easily - without a frame!
Unprimed Basswood is great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. The tight grain of the Ampersand Unprimed Basswood panels makes them the preferred choice for finely detailed wood burning / pyrography.
All wood should be sealed and primed before painting. You can use clear gesso to see the wood grain through the sealer and primer. For instructions, visit www.sealandprime.com.
For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle and on hanging these wood panels, consult this article on hanging and framing.
Standard Sizes Available
|1 1/2" cradled|
|2 1/2" cradled|
This table shows the standard available sizes for the 7/8" cradled artist panel primed smooth wood panels wood panels.
This table shows the standard available sizes for the 1 1/2" cradled artist panel primed smooth wood panels wood panels.